Pressure Sensing System and Its Applications

Pressure Sensing Systems
A pressure sensing system is one aimed to provide better healthcare and lowering the health care costs, which is achieved with combining pressure sensors with micro controllers and communication technology. Manipulating the real-time pressure signal can make physicians to check drug administration, signs and patient compliance. In home use pressure-sensing system is allowing physicians fro measuring blood pressures, precise quantities of drugs, tracks patient compliance in a system through the internet.

Applications of pressure sensing system
Sensors of the pressure sensing device are used for measuring pressure or gauge. By this measurements physical parameters are extracted or calculated like volumetric flow rates and total volume transferred. It also acts as switch when a certain pressure threshold is reached therefore, it performs certain functions and some other applications include drug-delivery systems, respiratory devices and patient monitors.

Respiratory devices
It consists of both respiratory and therapeutic equipment. Here the diagnostic device include spirometers, plethysmographs, peak expiratory flow-rate meters and ergometers and therapeutic devices include humidifiers, continuous positive-airway pressure equipment, oxygen therapy equipment and ventilators. This both equipment is useful for solving the respiratory disorders in patients like asthma, sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Drug delivery systems
The inhaler in the drug delivery system is used to deliver drugs orally to asthmatics. These patients don’t have lung capacity to operate purely on mechanical device. Drug delivery system is also used to deliver medications automatically in to the lungs of a person. With the help of this device it is controlled dosages are possible along with complete tracking of the patient.

Patient monitors
This system provides measurements of the various clinical parameters of the patient like heart rate, temperature, respiration and blood pressure etc. This lead to the development of multi- monitoring systems which are portable, modular and also able to integrate and interface with health care information Systems.

Future solutions
As wireless sensing device technology improves, medical industry will incorporate this capability in new products in near future. Another is a blue-tooth technology that provides short-range radio networking which is expected to play an important role in migrating from wireless medical system to real-time patient monitoring. With this advancements in the equipment which can record the critical parameters brings patient experience mobility.

The intelligent pressure-sensing system when integrated with micro-controller and communication technology in respiratory, patient-monitoring devices, solid-state pressure sensors increases the capability of the product and patients comfort and also reducing health care costs.